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New Index Breaks Down Hotel Dining Costs Worldwide

Hotel & Resort | Tom Bastek | June 25, 2015

New Index Breaks Down Hotel Dining Costs Worldwide

Illustrations courtesy of just got a whole lot cooler in my eyes.  In something that sounds like it is right out of Homer’s mouth on "The Simpsons," The Club Sandwich Index 2.0 has been released with its findings on the cost of dining around the world. 

The scale, which we will affectionately refer to as the CSI 2.0 so it sounds more techie, “incorporates the average prices of four main dining options available at three-, four- and five-star hotel properties including: a burger meal (burger, fries and soda) for lunch, a cup of coffee, a club sandwich and a glass of house red wine for dinner.” In the past it was club sandwich only.

So who’s on top?

Geneva came in at the priciest for a club sandwich ($30.59) as well as a full-day hotel dining experience at $86.71. The opposite side of the scale is Bogota, Columbia with a full day of meals for only $30.08 but the cheapest club sandwich goes to México City at $9.77.

New York may not be the most expensive on the list, but their burger meal comes in at $24.26.  They are the most expensive in the country with a total full day running $59.64.

There were a few other interesting facts to come out of this including Seoul residents are paying $9.72 for coffee (which is the highest) and guests at five-star hotels in Paris will pay more for a glass of red wine than what a club sandwich costs in 19 other cities.

Well, call me Captain Obvious, but there are just some places where you have to eat more $1 street tacos so you can afford more $12 glasses of wine. Here's the full list:


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